Finding Affordable Luxury Outdoor Furniture

Furniture for your patio, front porch, or back deck can be pricey, especially if you want it to look like more than a couple of chairs and a cheap table you picked up on sale at Wal-Mart. While these big chain stores - Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc - do tend to offer some nice outdoor furniture, finding something that matches your individual tastes, your home, and is affordable can be quite the difficult task. However, if you know where to look, it’s entirely possible to find some quality affordable luxury outdoor furniture.



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Luxury is a difficult term to pin down, especially since everyone’s opinion of what is “luxurious” is different. As such, some might be able to find a luxury outdoor patio set at Home Depot while others prefer to shop at high end stores or massive big box stores such as IKEA. As such, in order to find an outdoor furniture set that suits your individual needs and is also suitable for your home, you need to do a lot of comparison shopping.

To find the best possible piece of furniture within your price range, you need to shop around. Call up stores, order catalogues, and spend a couple of days checking out the physical locations to compare prices and test out the furniture before you take the leap and drop a ton of cash on a set. Do you want wrought iron? How about wicker? A tempered glass top? All of these options are available to you, so before you begin your quest to find the perfect piece of affordable furniture, you need to narrow down your desired characteristics and do your best not to stray from them. A last minute change could throw your whole plan out of whack, and that leads to nothing but headaches.

A lot of places often have deals on patio furniture, especially shortly after the summer and fall months when they’re seeking to unload their inventory for the colder seasons. As such, you can find great deals on amazing pieces of outdoor furniture by shopping during these time periods. Many places, regardless of the time of the year, will also offer discounts or specials, as well as price match if you find an identical set at a store that’s cheaper.

FInally, if you’re really strapped for cash but don’t want to settle for a cheap piece of furniture, then you can always scour classified ads such as Craigslist. Although you’re more likely to find a piece of used furniture, a bit of tender love and care and some elbow grease can help make most furniture look new again, and best of all you’ll be spending a fraction of the amount you would if you bought new. With Craigslist, always make sure you can see the furniture before purchasing, lest you encounter a less than honest individual who sends you broken pieces after the payment clears.

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Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM